A memorial service for Wilson Hughes (B.A. Arizona, 1973) will be held tomorrow, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church at 10:00 a.m. SoA Director Diane Austin will speak at the memorial, at Wilson’s request. School of Anthropology Ph.D. candidate Jessica Nelson has made a video about this important Garbologist; view it here. Learn more about Wilson and the Garbage Project here.
Saturday, March 11, is a great time to “Get to Know Your Museum!” Stop by the Arizona State Museum between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for their open house. View and download the flyer here for all the details.
The SoA will once again have a very strong presence at the Tucson Festival of Books. The School and the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology will have a space in Science City in the neighborhood of food. In addition, two faculty members and an alumna will participate in panel discussions:
• On Saturday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the SBS Pavilion, Associate Professor Jennifer Roth-Gordon will participate on a panel titled “A Conversation on Segregated Spaces” with authors Jeff Chang and Reginald Dwayne Betts and SBS faculty author Tyina Steptoe (History). Dr. Roth-Gordon will be speaking about her book Race and the Brazilian Body: Blackness, Whiteness, and Everyday Language in Rio de Janeiro, which is explored in a recent UANews piece and in this SBS news article.
• Professor Maribel Álvarez will also appear in conversation with author Jeff Chang on Sunday, March 12 at 11:30 a.m. in the SBS Pavilion. The two will discuss Chang’s latest work, We Gon’ Be Alright.
• Also on Sunday, March 12, at 4:00 p.m., Robin Reineke (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) will serve on a panel moderated by Dr. Álvarez titled “Migrant deaths in the desert.
More details are on the TFOB website and in this SBS news article.